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Dive Review of Mascareignes Plongee/Beach Villas in
General Travel/Other Locations/Mauritius, Grand Baie

Mascareignes Plongee/Beach Villas, Jan, 2007,

by Stanley Zuk, NY, USA . Report 3164.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Mauritius is a wonderful and interesting vacation spot in the Indian Ocean, sorrounded by great beaches and healthy beautiful coral reef all around the island. I dove with Mascareignes Plongee in Grand Baie with Jean Lincoln, the owner of the operation, CMAS reef activist well known all over Mauritus. He grew up there and knows every possible thing about every reef around Grand Baie and Coin de Mire. Every dive was very good, many huge green turtles, many big morey eels, and beautiful healthy hard coral, and soft coral reefs. Fish life was similar to that of Seychelles, Tnazania, and Zanzibar, and the only thing which was missing was the lack of large pelagics, perticularily sharks, which used to be present around Flat Island. Every dive was interesting and we could see something great on all of them, Jean Lincoln would never dissapoint, and you'll never have more than 4 people on his small boat, which was a blessing. I stayed in Beach Villas with their own small nice beach overlooking Grand Baie and famous Coin de Mire Rock. Food in local restaurants was great and inexpensive. Rent a car if you'd like to see everything that is to see in Mauritius, particularily Le Morne.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Bonaire, Seychelles, Fiji, Tanzania, Emirates, French Polynesia, Bora Bora, Rangiroa, Toau, Fakarava, PNG, Australia, Micronesia, Cook Islands, many others
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 60-0 Ft/ 18-0 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions safety stop
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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